Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Almost every 1L in the country will take some sort of legal research and writing class. Today, we’re discussing the top ten LRW disasters we see again and again, so you can avoid them!
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In this episode we discuss:
- The top ten legal research and writing problems you’re likely to face as a law student
- The importance of planning for the worst
- Why and how to back up your computer
- How to manage your LRW time effectively
- Why you should have a plan and a schedule for every LRW assignment
- How to be sure you’re clear on what you’re being asked to do for each LRW assignment
- Tools for outlining and organizing information
- The importance of citations and how to be sure you’re doing them correctly
- Finding help when you need it
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